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The American Kennel Club on Wednesday released its list of the most popular dog breeds in America, and it mirrors one Minnesota list – although we seem to have an unusual preference for Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus.

The AKC list for 2012:

1. Labrador retriever (No. 1 for the 22nd year)
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
4. Beagle
5. Bulldog
6. Yorkshire Terrier
7. Boxer
8. Poodle
9. Rottweiler
10. Dachshund

And here's a list from last year of the most popular breeds in Minnesota, compiled by vetstreet.com.

Minnesota:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Chihuahua
4. Golden Retriever
5. Shih Tzu
6. Yorkshire Terrier
7. American Pit Bull Terrier
8. Boxer
9. Australian Shepherd
10. English Springer Spaniel

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